Niagara County Community College is seeking a full-time instructor in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division. The instructor will be responsible for student advisement, assessment of learning objectives, and participation in divisional and college activities. The typical teaching load is 15 credit hours per semester which will be comprised of primarily face-to-face instruction on campus. In addition, the instructor will be responsible for attending regular meetings on campus and participating in committees on campus. Assignments may be during day, evening, or weekend hours.
Classes are typically three lecture hours per week during days and/or evenings. They can be face-to-face, face-to-face enhanced with Zoom, asynchronously online, blended (synchronously online with Zoom), hyflex (face-to-face, synchronously with Zoom, and asynchronously online), or hybrid (face-to-face and asynchronously online). Courses currently offered by the department include Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Teaching and Learning, and Methods of Scientific Inquiry.
Classes are held on the NCCC's main campus in Sanborn, NY, as well as the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls, NY. The start date of this position will be August of 2022 for the beginning of the Fall 2022 Semester.
Niagara County Community College is doing its part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our work environment and requiring that all faculty employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Therefore, the candidate that is selected for hire of the position must show proof of vaccination status to the Human Resources office after an offer of employment is accepted. NCCC will consider requests for medical and religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Typical Work Activities:
Provide instruction with the focus on teaching and learning to help ensure students in each class successfully meet all course outcomes and classroom objectives
Ensure appropriate course-level rigor in class instruction and assessment methodologies. Development, integration, and delivery of course content planning documents including, but not limited to, syllabi, lesson plans, and assessments.
Establish and maintain a classroom climate consistent with the NCCC mission and vision.
Participate in professional development activities.
Maintain a current knowledge of teaching discipline/field of study as evidenced by active participation in professional organizations, maintenance of current scholarly collection of resources, and engagement in active, on-going dialogue with peer faculty.
Participate in faculty development opportunities, including program-specific and campus-wide faculty meetings.
Meet requirements for creation, distribution, and retention and/or submission of beginning- and end-of-term paperwork.
Participate in curriculum monitoring and development process by providing feedback on curriculum to Program Coordinator and/or the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Attend required College functions including program meetings, graduation, and special activities.
Participate in campus-wide initiatives in support of retention and graduation goal attainment.
Other duties as assigned by the AVP of Academic Affairs
Ability to work with and teach a diverse student population. Ability to speak in front of groups of people. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, co-workers, supervisors, and the campus community. Must be able to develop, prepare, and present information. Must be able technologically adept. Must be able to physically perform the duties of the position and must adjust any teaching to the Americans with Disabilities Act provisions. Must be able to develop new course offerings, as necessary (e.g., Cognitive Psychology).
A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts or Science degree in Psychology or related field.
Must have at least three (3) years of experience providing face-to-face instruction at the college level.
Special Instructions Summary:
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.
For full consideration applications must be submitted by 2/1/2022. If a viable candidate is found during the initial review, applications submitted after 2/1/2022 will not be considered.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 5,214 students (Fall 2018 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention for students. The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls. NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services. Our college nurtures and empowers its students in ways that recognize and value our common humanity ...as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.